We stock a fantastic range of towing ropes, equipped with heavy duty forged steel hooks for easy operation. When selecting a towing rope, it's vital that you take into account the weight of the vehicle you may be towing. A simple Google search should list the weight of your vehicle, which you can then correspond to the breaking strength of the towing rope.
Towing ropes are often constructed from nylon, owing to the rope fibre's high strength characteristics and fantastic resistance to UV rays, abrasion, rot and chemical exposure. Furthermore, nylon rope also has a high stretch, hence the elasticated tow ropes that can be found above.
Is it legal to tow a car with a rope?
Yes, it is legal to tow a car with a rope, but not on a motorway. Furthermore, the maximum distance between the two vehicles must be no more than 4.5 metres and an 'On Tow' sign must be placed at the back of the vehicle being towed.
If the distance between the two vehicles exceeds 1.5 metres, the rope must be clearly visible to other road users, within a reasonable distance from either side, making high-vis towing ropes a great option.
Sources of information provided by the RAC and West Yorkshire Police - November 2022.
Why Shop With The Rope People?
At The Rope People, our mission is simple - to provide the best range of ropes at the lowest prices. Our excellent range of ropes cater for a wide range of activities and environments, including marine rope, sports rope, rope for gardens, theatre rope and much, much more - there are also excellent savings to be made with our Reel Deals!
Don't get tied up in knots! If there's anything you need assistance with, our dedicated support team are here to help. Call us on 01634 568 011 or email [email protected], and we'll be more than happy to assist.
All our orders are shipped using a fully tracked courier, with many deliveries arriving the very next day. If, after purchasing, you decide that the item(s) are not for you, we have an extended returns period of up to 30 days! More information on this can be found in our returns policy.